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DPD custom charge

  • 19-11-2021 2:30am
    Registered Users Posts: 735 ✭✭✭

    Do DPD are charging me 5 Euro plus vat for acting as a broker or something. basically a middle man between customs and a citizen, is the anyway to cut out this money for old rope scam and pay customs directly?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,153 ✭✭✭jimbobaloobob

    Not if you have goods in transit that haven’t had customs charges applied at point of sale

  • Registered Users Posts: 82,128 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn

    Besides physically importing the goods yourself, no.

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,182 ✭✭✭✭Strumms

    Yes, but do you want the hassle of dealing with customs, providing tariff codes, commercial invoices etc ? By the time you figure that out and btw customs won’t help... plus you’d I ‘think’ although I stand to be corrected.. but in order for you to clear a shipment with customs you may need regulated agent status.

  • Registered Users Posts: 735 ✭✭✭milehip

    Thanks for the answers guys, got message from an post today about same, price is quoted at a more reasonable 3.50, will avoid DPD in future methinks.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 10,194 Mod ✭✭✭✭Jim2007

    All delivery services charge if they have to process your package through customs. And depending on the effort involved you can be in for very nasty shock sometimes. It is not delivery services you need to avoid it’s the vendors and the countries.

    • buy from a third country such as the UK or the USA and you up the chances of a problem
    • Buy from a vendor that does not normally ship abroad and there is a good chance there will be a problem
    • Buy from a vendor who is not correctly registered for EU VAT and so on.
    • Avoid vendors who put helpful wrong descriptions and values on parcels. These vendors are well known to customs and there is every chance your parcel will be checked

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,817 ✭✭✭Darc19

    feel free to invest in the technology required and the training required to become a customs agent. And the price has dropped due to higher volumes. It was €13 dpd and €10 anpost.

    Hope you never get a UK delivery from UPS or Fedex or DHL. You'll literally fall off your seat with their charge of €13.50-€15 + vat @ 13.5%

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,510 ✭✭✭Wheety

    You won't be so quick to praise An Post when they send some of your packages back to the sender without any contact or explanation.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,976 ✭✭✭✭Del2005

    It's not your package till it lands at your door. You've no contact with An Post, or any courier company, for a delivery. They are returning items which don't meet customs requirements to the sender, their customer.

    BTW reading today I'd say AnPost will be upping their charges soon. They claim the €3.50 doesn't cover the cost of dealing with the paper work.